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The Universal Dictionary

loosen

['luːs(ə)n] брит. / амер.

гл.

    1. ослаблять

    2. ослабляться, становиться слабее

    1. развязывать, распускать; раскручивать

    2. развязываться, распускаться; раскручиваться

  1. отпускать

    1. разъединять, разрушать

    2. разъединяться, разрушаться

  2. рыхлить, разрыхлять

  3. мед.

    1. вызывать действие (кишечника)

    2. смягчать (кашель)

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loosen

['luːsn]

v

  1. ослаблять(ся)

  2. делать(ся) свободнее

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Afterwards she clutched it in her weak fingers, and did not loosen them again.
Потом она схватила его своими слабыми пальцами и уже не разжала их более.
Тургенев, И.С. / Записки охотника т.2Turgenev, I.S. / A Sportsman's Sketches v.2
A Sportsman's Sketches v.2
Turgenev, I.S.
© 2006 BiblioBazaar
Записки охотника т.2
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1975
The ties of the magics that had bound her close began to loosen, drawing back and leaving her free.
Оковы магии, державшие ее, упали — девушка освободилась.
Brooks, Terry / The Wishsong of ShannaraБрукс, Терри / Песнь Шаннары
Песнь Шаннары
Брукс, Терри
The Wishsong of Shannara
Brooks, Terry
© 1985 by Terrence D. Brooks
The pressure of change, however, is to "unhitch" these from the calendar, to loosen and irregularize them.
Однако давление перемен, вероятно, «отцепит» их от календаря, ослабит их и сделает менее регулярными.
Toffler, Alvin / Future ShockТоффлер, Элвин / Шок Будущего
Шок Будущего
Тоффлер, Элвин
© Alvin Toffler, 1970
© Перевод. К. Бурмистров, 2001
© Перевод. Л. Бурмистрова, 2001
© Перевод. Е. Комарова, 2001
© Перевод. В. Кулагина-Ярцева, 2001
© Перевод. А. Микиша, 2001
© Перевод. А. Мирер, 2001
© Перевод. И. Москвина-Тарханова, 2001
© Перевод. Е. Руднева, 2001
© Перевод. Н. Хмелик, 2001
Future Shock
Toffler, Alvin
© 1970 by Alvin Toffler
They'd almost made it now, and the gunslinger felt an invisible band which had been cinched about his middle begin to loosen.
Разговор подходил к концу, и натяжение невидимой ленты, стягивающей грудь стрелка, начало ослабевать.
King, Stephen / Wolves of the CallaКинг, Стивен / Волки Кэллы
Волки Кэллы
Кинг, Стивен
© Stephen King, 2003
© Перевод В.А.Вебер, 2004
© ООО "Издательство АСТ", 2004
Wolves of the Calla
King, Stephen
© Stephen King, 2003
Her knee captured the trailing end of Hathui's cloak so that the poor woman could not kneel forward comfortably, but it had become so very quiet in the church that Liath dared not shift even enough to loosen the cloak from her weight.
Колено Лиат придавило край плаща Хатуи, так что та не могла изменить позу. В церкви стало так тихо, что Лиат какое‑то время боялась пошевелиться и не убирала колено с плаща Хатуи.
Elliott, Kate / Prince of DogsЭллиот, Кейт / Собачий принц
Собачий принц
Эллиот, Кейт
Prince of Dogs
Elliott, Kate
© 1998 by Katrina Elliott
must be strong and solid throughout to ensure that they shall not loosen and shall safely meet the normal stresses and strains of handling;
должна быть достаточно прочна по всей площади и способна выдерживать нагрузки, испытываемые при перемещении;
© «Сахалин Энерджи» 2006
© Sakhalin Energy 2006
Using injections of various biologically active substances that “loosen” the scar slightly and flatten it.
Применение инъекций различных биологически активных веществ, которые немного "разрыхляют" и уплощают шрам.
If he'd only loosen up.
Если бы он был хотя бы чуточку раскованнее…
De Lint, Charles / The Little CountryДе Линт, Чарльз / Маленькая страна
Маленькая страна
Де Линт, Чарльз
The Little Country
De Lint, Charles
© 1991 by Charles de Lint
I bit his shoulder, sinking my teeth in, and he sucked in a breath. But his arms didn't loosen, and his body tensed in a way I was all too familiar with.
Я укусила Джафримеля за плечо, глубоко вонзив зубы, и он резко вздохнул, но хватку не ослабил. Его тело напряглось хорошо знакомым мне манером.
Saintcrow, Lilith / Saint City SinnersСэйнткроу, Лилит / Грешники Святого города
Грешники Святого города
Сэйнткроу, Лилит
Saint City Sinners
Saintcrow, Lilith
© 2007 by Lilith Saintcrow
For God's sake don't loosen them any yet.
Только не тянуть раньше времени.
Hemingway, Ernest / For Whom The Bell TollsХемингуэй, Эрнест / По ком звонит колокол
По ком звонит колокол
Хемингуэй, Эрнест
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1984
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Hemingway, Ernest
© 1940, by Ernest Hemingway
First I would give a little tug at my ankle cords, and then another at those which were round my wrists, and all the time that I was trying to loosen them I was peering round to see if I could find something which was in my favour.
Изо всех сил напрягая мускулы, я чуть-чуть расслабил веревку, связывавшую мне щиколотки, потом другую, которой были скручены мои запястья, и одновременно осматривался кругом.
Conan Doyle, Arthur / The Exploits of Brigadier GerardКонан Дойль, Артур / Подвиги бригадира Жерара
Подвиги бригадира Жерара
Конан Дойль, Артур
© Издательство "Правда", 1966
The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard
Conan Doyle, Arthur
© 2008 by Fireship Press
"When you loosen the tangle in one place you tie a knot in another....
— Распутаешь один узел — затягивается другой!..
Wells, Herbert George / Ann VeronicaУэллс, Герберт / Анна-Вероника
Анна-Вероника
Уэллс, Герберт
© Издательство "Правда", 1964
Ann Veronica
Wells, Herbert George
© the Literary Executors of the Estate of H. G. Wells
Drizzt watched patiently as their formation began to loosen, with one or two of the monsters occasionally lagging behind the others.
Дзирт с удовлетворением отметил, что мало‑помалу их цепочка начала растягиваться по тропе.
Salvatore, Robert / The Crystal ShardСальваторе, Роберт / Магический кристалл
Магический кристалл
Сальваторе, Роберт
© 1988 TSR, Inc.
© С. Топоров, перевод, 2008
© ООО "Фантастика", 2008
The Crystal Shard
Salvatore, Robert
© 1988 TSR, Inc.
But in time she got the measure of the riddle, and the binding began to loosen.
Но наконец она нашла ключ к загадке и его путы стали ослабевать.
Barker, Clive / The Damnation GameБаркер, Клайв / Проклятая игра
Проклятая игра
Баркер, Клайв
© copyright 1985 by Clive Barker
© 1994, Кэдмэн
© перевод Д. Аношина
The Damnation Game
Barker, Clive
© copyright 1985 by Clive Barker
Maybe if she slipped out early, showed up with a bottle of wine and a naughty expression, she could loosen him up.
Может, если вернуться домой пораньше с бутылкой вина и игривой улыбкой, то он расслабится и раскроет душу?
Sakey, Marcus / The Blade ItselfСэйки, Маркус / По лезвию ножа
По лезвию ножа
Сэйки, Маркус
© 2007 by Marcus Sakey
© Перевод. А.И.Ахмерова, 2009
© ООО "Издательство "АСТ", 2009
The Blade Itself
Sakey, Marcus
© 2007 by Marcus Sakey

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loosen1/16
'luːs(ə)nVerbослаблятьExamples

to loosen discipline — ослаблять дисциплину
Many business groups have been pressing the Federal Reserve to loosen interest rates. — Многие группы бизнесменов настаивают на том, чтобы Федеральная резервная система снизила процентные ставки.
The strictness of his imprisonment had been loosened. — Режим содержания его в тюрьме стал менее строгим.
That access of fear loosened his joints. — Приступ страха ослабил его мускулы.

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Collocations

loosen track
провисшая траковая лента
loosen up
разминать
loosen up
расслабиться
loosen up
расщедриться
loosen up
становиться более разговорчивым
loosen up
разминаться
loosen one's purse strings
раскошеливаться
loosen credit standard
снижать стандарт кредитоспособности
loosen a wedge
ослабить клин
loosen up
расслабляться
loosened carbon
отставшие углистые отложения
loosened carbon
разрыхленный нагар
loosening of teeth
расшатывание зубов
loosened exercise
упражнение на расслабление
loosening exercise
упражнение на расслабление

Word forms

loosen

verb
Basic forms
Pastloosened
Imperativeloosen
Present Participle (Participle I)loosening
Past Participle (Participle II)loosened
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I loosenwe loosen
you loosenyou loosen
he/she/it loosensthey loosen
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am looseningwe are loosening
you are looseningyou are loosening
he/she/it is looseningthey are loosening
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have loosenedwe have loosened
you have loosenedyou have loosened
he/she/it has loosenedthey have loosened
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been looseningwe have been loosening
you have been looseningyou have been loosening
he/she/it has been looseningthey have been loosening
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I loosenedwe loosened
you loosenedyou loosened
he/she/it loosenedthey loosened
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was looseningwe were loosening
you were looseningyou were loosening
he/she/it was looseningthey were loosening
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had loosenedwe had loosened
you had loosenedyou had loosened
he/she/it had loosenedthey had loosened
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been looseningwe had been loosening
you had been looseningyou had been loosening
he/she/it had been looseningthey had been loosening
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will loosenwe shall/will loosen
you will loosenyou will loosen
he/she/it will loosenthey will loosen
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be looseningwe shall/will be loosening
you will be looseningyou will be loosening
he/she/it will be looseningthey will be loosening
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have loosenedwe shall/will have loosened
you will have loosenedyou will have loosened
he/she/it will have loosenedthey will have loosened
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been looseningwe shall/will have been loosening
you will have been looseningyou will have been loosening
he/she/it will have been looseningthey will have been loosening
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would loosenwe should/would loosen
you would loosenyou would loosen
he/she/it would loosenthey would loosen
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be looseningwe should/would be loosening
you would be looseningyou would be loosening
he/she/it would be looseningthey would be loosening
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have loosenedwe should/would have loosened
you would have loosenedyou would have loosened
he/she/it would have loosenedthey would have loosened
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been looseningwe should/would have been loosening
you would have been looseningyou would have been loosening
he/she/it would have been looseningthey would have been loosening
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am loosenedwe are loosened
you are loosenedyou are loosened
he/she/it is loosenedthey are loosened
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being loosenedwe are being loosened
you are being loosenedyou are being loosened
he/she/it is being loosenedthey are being loosened
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been loosenedwe have been loosened
you have been loosenedyou have been loosened
he/she/it has been loosenedthey have been loosened
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was loosenedwe were loosened
you were loosenedyou were loosened
he/she/it was loosenedthey were loosened
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being loosenedwe were being loosened
you were being loosenedyou were being loosened
he/she/it was being loosenedthey were being loosened
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been loosenedwe had been loosened
you had been loosenedyou had been loosened
he/she/it had been loosenedthey had been loosened
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be loosenedwe shall/will be loosened
you will be loosenedyou will be loosened
he/she/it will be loosenedthey will be loosened
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been loosenedwe shall/will have been loosened
you will have been loosenedyou will have been loosened
he/she/it will have been loosenedthey will have been loosened